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Bubba's

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5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
808 826 7839
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10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 94
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tried a different location this year

Bubba's is a Kauai tradition with us. We've been traveling there for over 20 years and Bubba's is a must! When Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai, Bubba's stayed open and cooked all the meat they had feeding the locals and stranded tourists for free. That kind of loyalty means a lot to us! This year we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
TrvlHawaii
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Surprise, Arizona
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Atlanta, Georgia
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Gave 5 stars - the dive joint is what it is. Greesy burgers that are so good! The place has atmosphere, personality and good food. So glad we went and hope to get back again some day!

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beaverton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Really good burgers, but a little spendy and a long wait. Worth it, though. Outside seating except for a few tables inside.

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Philadelphia PA
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visit Kauai every year and always eat at Bubba's several times each trip - all 3 restaurants, Hanalei, Kapaa and Poipu. Their burgers are consistently good and very good value. A nice break from the more expensive, more formal restaurants.

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Surprise, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Bubba's is a Kauai tradition with us. We've been traveling there for over 20 years and Bubba's is a must! When Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai, Bubba's stayed open and cooked all the meat they had feeding the locals and stranded tourists for free. That kind of loyalty means a lot to us! This year we ate at the Bubba's in... More 

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Pamiruru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Say yes to the bubba burger or the double bubba burger. You can get it with teriyaki and pineapple too for some island style taste. This is a favorite with both locals and tourist. Seating is limited on the porch or grab a picnic table on the lawn.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We passed by here one day and were too hungry to wait in the long line so the next day we decided to beat the crowds and give it a try. The burgers were OK. It wasn't bad but wasn't memorable either. The milkshake was good - they use real fruit so it is much better than the syrups you... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Delicious! Definitely worth a stop- Kind of an in-and-out style burger so get the double. They do close earlier than expected so be aware of the time if you are planing to eat dinner there.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I am one of those people that if I see a burger in a menu I struggle not to order it so it is always easier for me when I visit a burger joint as there is no decision to be made apart from cheese or no cheese. Bubba Burgers did not disappoint. Everything about our meal was great including... More 

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Tarzana, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A real bargain for Hawaii. Good burgers - all cooked to order so of course it's slow. Just relax and roll with it!

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Centennial, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The order and cooking process in this "fast?" food walk up restaurant was quite slow and frustrating. Only about 8 people ahead of us in line but about a 20 minute wait to get to the order window and another 30+ minutes until our order was ready. They seriously need to rethink their cooking logistics as it was very frustrating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5-5183 Kuhio Highway, Hanalei, Kauai, HI 96714
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Hanalei
  • Phone Number: 808 826 7839

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?